CBC: Eby comments on residential tenancy dispute fees doubled by B.C. government

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CBC | Wanyee Li | January 07 2015

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B.C. NDP housing critic David Eby said one of his staffers recently noticed the government quietly increased the tenancy dispute fee from $50 dollars to $100 with an order in council last month. Appeals will now cost $50 instead of $25.

Eby says the fee hike amounts to another hidden tax increase.

“When you add it together with the MSP premium increase, with the Hydro rate increases, with ICBC increase, they really start to add up for families.”

While the order in council says the increase is effective Jan. 1, a spokesperson for the the Residential Tenancy Branch said they will actually go up Jan. 8.

Read the full article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/residential-tenancy-dispute-fees-doubled-by-b-c-government-1.3393561